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Containers being loaded at the port of Tema, east of Accra, Ghana. Containers being loaded at the port of Tema, east of Accra, Ghana, June 11, 2018 (DPA photo by Gioia Forster via AP Images).

What Can the African Continental Free Trade Area Really Deliver?

Friday, July 12, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

It took four years of discussions, but the African Continental Free Trade Area, or AfCFTA, is officially operational. African leaders gathered in Niger’s capital, Niamey, last weekend to launch the trade zone, which they hope will create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and bolster development across the continent. ...

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